An exploit is when a player in Roblox takes advantage of one of the many bugs or software flaws in the game to change the game or gameplay in order to get an unfair advantage. Cheating can also be accomplished through the use of exploits.
Some vulnerabilities take the form of programs or injectable DLL files. Since these types of exploits openly violate the Roblox Terms of Service, using them can result in a permanent ban from the platform. An example of this would be the widely used “Hacking GUI,” in which a variety of exploiting tools are presented to the player in the form of a graphical user interface (GUI).
There are other exploits that take advantage of bugs in the scripting or building of a game. The infamous “Noclip” glitch in Jailbreak is a notable illustration of this. In this glitch, gamers take advantage of the crawl script and thin walls to enter parts of the game that would normally be inaccessible to them. Roblox does not have the ability to ban users from using exploits of this nature. However, a developer who catches a player engaging in such behavior can remove them from the game if the game contains moderation infrastructure such as an admin script.
Others feel that the correct name for programs that affect Roblox in a way that gives a player advantage is “hacking,” while many users believe that the correct term for these programs is “exploiting.” On the other hand, hacking refers to the process of getting unauthorized access to a system, whereas exploiting refers to making use of a vulnerability in order to accomplish the same goal.